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Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

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A dramatic and, now, iconic architectural feature of the Boston skyline which goes beyond the aesthetic.

A dramatic and, now, iconic architectural feature of the Boston skyline which goes beyond the aesthetic. It was named for my friend and hero, the late Lenny Zakim, who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A dramatic and, now, iconic architectural feature of the Boston skyline which goes beyond the aesthetic. It was named for my friend and hero, the late Lenny Zakim, who exemplified the value of bridge building throughout his life, professionally as a civil rights leader, and personally, through his work to connect the people of New England, the US and the... More 

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Seekonk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When driving through Boston I always like seeing the bridge coming up. It is very pretty, especially at night. When driving up to the bridge I feel like I am in Boston!

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Dallas, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My hotel was within a very short walk of the bridge and surrounding park. What a relaxing stroll I had walking all through the area and the bridge with its beautiful cable stay design is really a modern work of art (as bridge design goes).

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 732 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is probably what got my attention the most while leaving the airport to head towards Cambridge. The bridge sticks out so much due to its intricate design and has a very unique charm. It also looked beautiful at night with all the lights reflecting upon it.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We came in Logan airport and drove out over the bridge at night in the rain. The bridge changes colors and is simply beautiful. It was built to resemble ship sails and it does. It is the largest bridge of it's kind until recently when Canada built one a bit larger. Must see especially at night!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

First time we saw this bridge was when we were crossing Charles river on Charlestown bridge. It's a modern architecture style and it was named in honor of Boston's civil rights leader, Leonard Zakim.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Zakim bridge is my favorite bridge in Boston. It's the perfect gateway to Charlestown/ the North End/ West End. It's striking at any time of the day, particularly at dusk and sparkling at night. I pass under the bridge on my way home from work everyday and it's a nice walk, much less crowded than along the streets. You... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Boston is one of the oldest cities in US, but that doesn't mean that stopped in time. Quite the contrary. This bridge is just one example for it! Very modern architecutre. If you decide to follow the Freedom Trail, you'll definetely see it!

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The beautiful cable-stayed highway bridge carries ten lanes of I-93 and is 1,432 feet (436.5 m) long. Its main span is 745 feet (227.1 m) long and 183 feet (55.8 m) wide. Its back spans are 267 feet (81.4 m) on its southern end (downtown) and 420 feet (128 m) on its northern end (Charlestown). Its elegant and asymmetrical design... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I may be a little non-objective: first - because I live in Boston area and see that bridge regularly, second - because I know of how that bridge was designed and build from inside out. It was an enormous technical and architectural task to put a relatively short and wide bridge, and it is ended up so good. Must see.

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